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Tie score in Legislature could leave Tampa Bay Rays big winners

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In sports, a tie means no one wins. No one loses, either. Sometimes, in politics, ties can turn out to be victories. On Monday, the Florida Senate essentially handed the Tampa Bay Rays a win with a tie, after the Commerce and Tourism Committee voted 3-3 on a bill from Thonotosassa Republican Tom Lee, which prohibited pro sports facilities from using taxpayer funds. With that, Lee’s bill was officially called out on strikes this Session. Supporting Lee (who is not on the…

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Dolphins wake up in fourth quarter to beat Rams

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For those who missed the first three quarters of Sunday’s game between the Miami Dolphins and the Los Angeles Rams, good for you. That especially goes for the Dolphins’ fans. But if you missed the last half of the fourth quarter, you missed something that has never happened before. Miami, who had done nothing in the first half of the game, marched to two touchdowns in the closing minutes to erase a 10-0 deficit and pull out a 14-10 victory.…

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An inside look at the other draft, as free agents find spots

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Gary Shipman was at his desk at noon Saturday, thumbing through depth charts and occasionally looking across the room at the wall-mounted TV trumpeting the start of the NFL draft’s final day. Shipman, who represents four college football players eligible to play in the NFL this season, didn’t expect to hear any of their names called, even when teams are willing to take chances in the sixth or seventh round. Shipman and his staff were busily studying NFL rosters, trying…

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Titans agree to trade No. 1 overall draft pick to Rams

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The Tennessee Titans agreed Thursday to trade the No. 1 overall pick in this month’s NFL draft to the Los Angeles Rams. This is just the seventh trade involving the top overall pick since 1990 and first since 2004. That was when San Diego drafted Eli Manning and traded his rights to the New York Giants. With the trade, the Rams now have the ability to draft the quarterback of their choice and make a splash as they settle into…

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